The Way Ya’ll Use “Cis” Is An Insult
I used to think that cis people were dumb
For thinking that cis was an insult, but that was
Years before I got a reddit account.
Is a word used to describe people
Whose gender aligns with their sex observed at birth.
Cis people did not choose to be cis
It’s how they were born 🤣
Does not mean
You are not transgender, you can
Identify as any of the non-binary or genderqueer identities
And still be cisgender.
Cisgender is literally a descriptor for
Birth sex alignment, and the individual’s needs and experience
Transitioning in the world.
Being non-binary and happy as a cisgender person
Comes with certain privileges that a non-binary trans person
Who is desperately unhappy with their circumstances–
Doesn’t have. Things like– not feeling the need to have surgery,
Or be on hormones, or present differently in society.
It doesn’t make any of them
More or less non-binary, it just means
Their life experience is different.
While watching Crip Camp on Netlflix–
I was a bit reminded of this.
When someone with CP
Describes the natural advantages that “the polios” have
Non-binary identities who are happy being born cis
Are much like the polios, and
Transgender people are much like the CP’s.
Both parties disabled, both parties unaccepted by society– but
Both parties live life with completely different challenges, abilities and biases.
Plenty of people with other disabilities
Walk and live and succeed in normal lives
With expertise’s. The perception
Of people with different problems
Requiring different approaches–
Has the same solution.
The rights that were fought and won
By trans people for trans people
Are for everyone– the same way
Jackasses steal handicapped spots
Every fucking day.
Ain’t no way to prevent it.
Accessibility makes stealing
It’s also necessary.
Will trans people be mad
At being forced to see sex and gender
As non-binary? Almost certainly.
Will non-binary “identities”/people who are content
With their bodies, presentations, names, pronouns
And bathroom habits–
Please stop saying
They are trans, when they haven’t had to go anywhere
Or do anything?
Ain’t nobody like what I’m saying but
I know it’s the truth–
If you don’t need to be trans
To be transgender– that means
Deserve space under the umbrella, too.
Explain to me how it is
This movement will ever be taken seriously
If the only people who aren’t allowed in
Is everyone under the black and white “cis” umbrella
Standing to the side, when nobody cis
Chose the way they were born, either.